Yes, you can skip all the bullshit side quests entirely when leveling-up and do only the stories. It goes even faster if you drop $30 on it for a 60-day sub. I finished my Sith Sorcerer last year that way and got through about half of the Republic Trooper before apathy took me again.
I can't get past the panties - Alluvian I really like the cocks. - Lantyssa People rarely believe just how good I am at sucking. - Lantyssa I love the swinging dongs - Signe
I tried this game because they gave out a level boost on Twitch Prime and then made a new character instead. I made it off the first planet to some big empty spaceship wandered around for half an hour and couldn't find my class trainer but found a million vendors with items I didn't need, googled for advice and still couldn't find a trainer, and uninstalled. Not sure if that's my fault or the game's.